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  • Well Society

    Well Society: AGM report

  • Women

    Women now four games from title after win

  • First team

    New Motherwell 2018/19 home and away kits

  • First team

    2018/19 squad numbers revealed

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Ross MacLean goes on loan to Morton

  • First team

    Alex Rodríguez Gorrín joins Motherwell

  • Club

    BetPark become new front of shirt partner

  • First team

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is signing number four

  • Club

    Season ticket sales up 13%

  • First team

    Betfred Cup group prices confirmed

  • Well Society

    Well Society: AGM report

    Well Society: AGM report

    The Well Society held their Annual General Meeting on Tuesday night (26th June).

    Joint chairman Douglas Dickie reported an increase in membership and income accrued over the past year, related to the success on the park last season when ’Well finished runners-up in both national cup competitions and were seventh in the league.

    Douglas reported that the membership now stands at just over 2,600 which results in an income into the Society of around £15,000 per month. The Society raised just under £200,000 in total over the last year, which included income from a share sale, auction, events and donations.

    This was a fantastic achievement by the membership and in that respect Douglas thanked them for their tremendous support. He outlined that this income is vital to the success of the club throughout including supporting the academy and the club’s Community Trust.

    Douglas complimented both the fantastic success and the work that the academy and the Trust carry out and pointed out that they reach out to over 30,000 people within the community. He appealed to all fans and local businesses to help the Society grow to support the community, underpinning the club’s financial stability and maximising the ‘Double Your Money’ offer given by previous owner Les Hutchison.

    This pledge, whereby Mr Hutchison matches any individual investment made out of his own pocket, ends at the end of December and has a maximum ceiling of £500,000. To take full advantage of this, the Society needs to target income of £300,000 this year.

    The Society has also formed a Business Club and has had one successful meeting where over 20 businesses were in attendance and demand means they have another meeting on July 19. Douglas also took time out to put on record the Society’s thanks for Mr Hutchison’s continued support since the transfer of ownership.

    He said: “We have all seen the benefits of the hard work done throughout the club as a whole including the Society, the community, the academy both on and off the park last season and it is proof of what can be achieved when we all pull together.”

    The meeting closed with a round of questions from the floor and a thank you from Douglas to those attending and to the current board of the Society for their hard work and support throughout the year.

  • Women

    Women now four games from title after win

    Women now four games from title after win

    Motherwell go into the summer break on top of the SWPL2 table after running out 7-0 winners over Glasgow Girls at a sun-basked Braidhurst on Sunday.

    Suzanne Mulvey and Caitlin Russell bagged a double each, while Kerry Montgomery, Kirsty McLaughlin and Megan Burns were also amongst the scorers in an emphatic win.

    Straight from the off, both sides went toe-to-toe in search for an early goal to make their stamp on the game.

    Mulvey had a huge chance to put the ‘Well ahead in the first minute. Russell got the better of her marker and crossed the ball to Mulvey, who was unmarked in the centre of the box. She couldn’t make the most of it though as she sliced her shot wide.

    Motherwell continued their early attacking pressure and they were rewarded for their efforts in the sixth minute ,when Montgomery put the women of steel in front. Mulvey pounced on a defensive error and unselfishly played the ball to her team mate, who picked her spot from close range. Montgomery’s right footed shot beat the keeper at her near post and nestled itself into the bottom right corner.

    What would follow would be a series of half chances for the girls in claret and amber. With Montgomery and Burns pulling the strings from midfield, they tried to make the most of the space in behind the defence by distributing high balls for the wingers to run on to. The idea was good but the execution wasn’t there, as time after time the linesman had his flag up for offside.

    The missed opportunities were nearly punished as Lauren Evans nearly snuck a goal back to level the game. A mix up between Nicholson and Johnston at the back enabled Evans to get the extra half yard over the defence. But her shot was a tame effort and the ‘Well defence escaped unharmed.

    Chances would continue to fall the Steelwomen’s way. In the 30th minute, Mulvey got her second of the match to extend the Motherwell lead. A great delivery into the box by Russell wasn’t dealt with by the Glasgow defence and Mulvey was on hand to deliver a poacher’s finish to smash the ball home.

    The ladies continued where they left off at the start of the second half and managed to grab another early goal. Mulvey was on hand yet again to finish off a good counter attacking move. Montgomery broke through the Glasgow defence and unselfishly passed to Mulvey to get her second of the match in the 49th minute.

    Straight from kick off, Motherwell had a superb chance to go 4-0 up. A low driven cross by Cunningham was met at the back post by an unmarked Lauryn Reside, but the defender managed to put in a superb block to deny the winger.

    With just over an hour played and the weather beginning to take its toll on the players, Russell bagged a double in the space of five minutes. Her first came in the 63rd minute, bursting through the Glasgow defence before calmly slotting home her finish under the onrushing keeper.

    Russell’s second goal came in the 68th minute in confusing circumstances. A great delivery by Cunningham into the box looked to have been put in at the back post by Russell. But the Glasgow players protested saying it went through the side net, through a hole in the netting. In what would’ve been resolved by going to the VAR, unfortunately such facility was not on hand, so the referee had to consult his linesman to get the final verdict. However they both agreed that the goal should stand and Motherwell moved into a 4-0 lead.

    Refusing to take their foot off the gas, Motherwell continued to extend their lead and in the 77th minute two goals came just minutes apart for the ‘Well. The first from McLaughlin who got a well deserved goal after some great interchanging passes between Montgomery. A one-two into the box enabled her to produce a tidy finish into the bottom right corner.

    The goals continued to come thick and fast for Motherwell as they grabbed their seventh of the game on the 80th minute. Megan Burns added her name to the scoresheet with one of her trademark long distance shots. The midfielder rifled one into the top right corner from range to all but rap up the victory.

    The win means that Motherwell go into the summer break 13 points clear at the top of the table. And with only eight games remaining, they only need four more wins to secure promotion to the top flight.

  • First team

    New Motherwell 2018/19 home and away kits

    New Motherwell 2018/19 home and away kits

    For 2018/19, we are going fully claret and amber with our home and away kits.

    Motherwell’s fifth campaign with Italian manufacturers Macron sees the classic, predominantly amber home jersey complemented by white shorts.

    Our away jersey is a stylish, all claret number with amber flashes on the shirt and shorts, and fully amber socks.

    You can pre-order them online right now via our online store.

    Home shirts will be fully on sale and available from 4 July. A date for the release of our away kit will be confirmed shortly.

  • First team

    2018/19 squad numbers revealed

    2018/19 squad numbers revealed

    Our squad numbers for the 2018/19 season have been confirmed, with a host of players taking up new jerseys for the campaign ahead.

    Captain Carl McHugh makes the switch to number four, with Allan Campbell stepping up to take on the club’s number eight jersey.

    Cédric Kipré has been handed the number five jersey, while Liam Grimshaw, George Newell and Gaël Bigirimana move to numbers 15, 16 and 17 respectively.

    Goalkeeper Rohan Ferguson, returning from his loan spell at Airdrieonians, will wear number 13.

    Our new intake of Under 18 professionals have also been allocated squad numbers for the season.

    MOTHERWELL FC SQUAD NUMBERS FOR 2018/19

    1Trevor Carson28David Turnbull
    2Richard Tait29Adam Livingstone
    3Aaron Taylor-Sinclair30 Barry Maguire
    4Carl McHugh31 Peter Morrison
    5Cédric Kipré32 Jake Hastie
    6Peter Hartley33Liam Brown
    7Chris Cadden34 Jordan Armstrong
    8Allan Campbell35 James Scott
    9Curtis Main36 Jason Krones
    11Elliott Frear37Shaun Bowers
    12Ryan Bowman38 Alfredo Agyeman
    13Rohan Ferguson39Jamie Semple
    14Liam Grimshaw40Kyle MacDonald
    15 Andy Rose41 Robbie Hemfrey
    16 George Newell42 Broque Watson
    17 Gaël Bigirimana43 Jack Brown
    18Charles Dunne44 Dean Cornelius
    20Mark Gillespie45 Yusuf Hussain
    22Liam Donnelly46 Adam Kettings
    23Alex Rodríguez Gorrín47 Reece McAlear
    24Danny Johnson48 Stuart McKinstry
    26Shea Gordon49 Cole Starrs
    27Craig Tanner

     

  • Reserves & Under 18s

    Ross MacLean goes on loan to Morton

    Ross MacLean goes on loan to Morton

    Ross MacLean will spend the season on loan with Scottish Championship side Greenock Morton.

    The young midfielder, who has made 20 appearances for Motherwell, joins up with Ray McKinnon’s side as they push for a place in the top flight.

    MacLean, 21, made his debut in claret and amber in 2015 against Dundee. His first goal for the club came in the Betfred Cup win away to Ross County in 2017/18, a step on the road to the final.

    Everyone at Motherwell wishes Ross the very best at Cappielow and will continue to monitor his development throughout the campaign.

    The club has the option to call him back from his loan in the January transfer window.

  • First team

    Alex Rodríguez Gorrín joins Motherwell

    Spanish midfielder Alejandro Rodríguez Gorrín is Motherwell FC’s fifth signing of the summer transfer window.

    The 24-year-old, who counts Sunderland, Wellington Phoenix, Boavista and Sepsi OSK amongst his former teams, has signed an initial one-year deal with the club.

    Alex came close to joining the Steelmen in January, training with the squad at their winter training camp in Tenerife, but a deal to move to Romania was all but completed and he made the move there.

    “I like both parts of the game,” he said on his arrival at Fir Park. “I like to tackle and be aggressive, but I like to have the ball as well.

    “I know in Scotland you like to attack, and it’s something I can do as well.

    “Short term, I want to adjust to a new league and it will be different, maybe more physical. Then I’ll see after that. I will take it step by step, get pre-season under my belt and then have a good season.”

    The Canary Islander came through the youth ranks at Sunderland, where he found himself teammates with current ‘Well stopper Trevor Carson.

    He captained the youth team at the Stadium of Light, but could never break into the then-English Premier League side’s first team.

    He left Sunderland in 2014 and moved across the world to sign with New Zealand-based, A-League club Wellington Phoenix.

    He spent three seasons with the Nix, clocking up 72 appearances, before a move to Portuguese side Boavista last summer. However, his stay in Oporto only lasted six months before moving to Romania with Transylvanian side Asociația Club Sportiv Sepsi OSK Sfântu Gheorghe.

    “We’ve been working to get Alex for a while now, so we are pleased to welcome him to the club,” ‘Well boss Stephen Robinson added.

    “We got to see him first hand with the squad when we were in Tenerife and were really keen to sign him if the opportunity arose.

    “He will give us real options in the middle of the pitch, where we now have a lot of competition for places. He can break up the play, take ownership of the ball and has a good range of passing.”

    Alex will wear squad number 23 in the forthcoming 2018/2019 season.

  • Club

    BetPark become new front of shirt partner

    BetPark become new front of shirt partner

    Motherwell Football Club are delighted to announce BetPark as the team’s new front of shirt partner for the 2018/19 season.

    The partnership will see the BetPark logo featured across new home and away shirts in all competitive home and away games in the forthcoming campaign.

    BetPark are a Caribbean-based gaming company who previously held the back of shirt sponsorship in the 2017/18 season.

    Having enjoyed worldwide exposure through the club, they have extended their deal to become the club’s principal sponsor in a deal that is the biggest Motherwell FC has had in over a decade.

    Suzanne Reid, head of commercial and marketing at Motherwell FC, said: “We are delighted to make this announcement, which is fantastic news for the club and our supporters. It ensures a continuation of a positive and high-value partnership.

    “Motherwell have had a remarkable season on and off the pitch and we are delighted to retain an international brand.”

    Zafer Doruk, project manager of BetPark, added: “We are proud to extend our first-ever partnership in football with Motherwell FC.

    “We have formed a great working relationship which has grown in strength over the last 12 months, and we delighted to now be the main shirt partner of the club.”

    With our partnership deal now signed, our new home and away kits for the 2018/19 season will be launched in the coming days.

  • First team

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is signing number four

    Aaron Taylor-Sinclair is the latest addition to the Motherwell squad for the 2018/19 season.

    The left back has joined up with Stephen Robinson’s side after leaving Plymouth Argyle at the end of last campaign.

    Taylor-Sinclair is best known for his previous spell in Scotland with Partick Thistle, with his standout performances bringing him to the attentions of a number of top clubs, and to the brink of a Scotland call-up, before Wigan Athletic won the fight for his signature in 2014.

    “The manager got in touch with me early, straight after the season finished.” said the 27-year-old, who has signed a one-year deal.

    “When that happens, you feel wanted as a player. I’m delighted to come here.”

    Taylor-Sinclair moved from Wigan to Doncaster Rovers in 2015, making over 50 appearances before switching to Plymouth Argyle.

    Under former ‘Well player Derek Adams, the Scotsman played a further 29 games but says he’s heading back to the Ladbrokes Premiership looking to nail down a regular starting berth.

    “I just want to get games under my belt and get going,” he added. “The manager has put his trust in me and I want to perform.”

    Taylor-Sinclair will wear the number three jersey in 2018/19. He will join up with his new team mates when they return to pre-season training on Wednesday.

    “We’re delighted to have secured Aaron’s services,” manager Stephen Robinson added.

    “He has an excellent pedigree, both here in the top flight and at a good level in England. His style of play fits perfectly into how we try to approach the game and we’re looking forward to working with him.”

  • Club

    Season ticket sales up 13%

    Season ticket sales up 13%

    Season ticket sales during the 2018/19 early bird offer period were up by 13% compared to the same time last year.

    We asked you to help fuel the fire and build on what was started by Stephen Robinson and the team in 2017/18.

    You’ve responded in fantastic numbers straight away, providing everyone with a boost as preparations continue for the new campaign.

    “We’re delighted by the uptake we’ve had in season tickets,” chief executive Alan Burrows said.

    “I’d like to place on record our thanks to supporters for backing us again so quickly, making use of our new online system in big numbers as well.

    “Last season was full of memorable moments, and our supporters have demonstrated to us their faith that the team can use those foundations and push on further in 2018/19.”

    Thanks to all of you for your incredible backing so early on. Now, let’s try and get those numbers even higher.

    We now have the opportunity to grow our regular home crowd even further, as we count down to our first Ladbrokes Premiership home match against Hamilton Academical on 11 August.

    It’s now easier than ever to buy or renew. Just head to tickets.motherwellfc.co.uk, choose your seat and give us your support for the new campaign.

    As well as adults being able to save up to £133 on pay at the gate prices, we’ve also got our great WELLevate scheme, which allows any adult or concession season ticket holder to bring up to two children to every game for free.

    We are also the only Ladbrokes Premiership club where our concession pricing applies to those aged 60 and over. We also offer the concession price to full time students and 16-18 year olds.

    We also offer a range of payment options, including our Zebra Finance option which allows you to pay up over 10 months.

    SEASON TICKET PRICES

    Phil O’Donnell Stand
    Adults£425
    Concessions£245
    Juveniles£20
    Davie Cooper Stand
    Adults£350
    Concessions£210
    Juveniles£20
    John Hunter Stand
    Adults£330
    Concessions£185
    Juveniles£20

     

  • First team

    Betfred Cup group prices confirmed

    Betfred Cup group prices confirmed

    Adults will be able to watch every Motherwell match in the 2018/19 Betfred Cup group stage for £12 per game.

    After reaching agreement amongst our four opponents, a flat fee will be charged for the early season games.

    Concessions will be able to gain entry for just £6.

    Motherwell kick off their campaign with a home tie with Edinburgh City on Tuesday, 17 July.

    A trip to Stranraer follows on Saturday, 21 July, before the visit of Queen of the South to Fir Park three days later.

    The group stage ends with a televised game away to fellow Lanarkshire club Clyde on Saturday, 28 July.

    Information on buying tickets in advance will be announced shortly. Pay at the gate will also be available.